Humbach on Sexting and the First Amendment

Sexting – a word that is becoming part of our vocabulary; a behavior most common among teenagers; a growing phenomena.  But what exactly is sexting?  Oxford Dictionary online does not have a readily available definition yet, so I turned to online Wikipedia.

Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs, primarily between mobile phones. [Wikipedia]

To learn more, please join Prof. John Humbach and Prof. Bridget Crawford, both from Pace Law School, as they discuss the implications of sexting and the First Amendment in the library’s recent podcast titled Humbach on “Sexting” and the First Amendment. Prof. Humbach, in his article, “Sexting” and the First Amendment, writes that “[g]iven the reality of changing social practices, mores, and technology utilization, today’s pornography laws are a trap for unwary teens and operate, in effect, to criminalize a large fraction of America’s young people.”

Article Citation
John Humbach, “Sexting” and the First Amendment, 37 Hastings Const. L. Q. 433 (2010).

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